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THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

(Universal)

Director: Paul Greengrass.

M-rated action, 111mins.

Stars: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn and Paddy Considine. He’s lost his identity, and he has lost the one person he truly loves. But for Jason Bourne (Damon) the search for the truth behind his memory loss is far from over.

A series of newspaper columns has brought Bourne out of hiding. But while his nemesis Pamela Landy (Allen) has closed the case on Bourne’s capture, a deputy director of the CIA, Noah Vosen (Strathairn) cannot let go of the past and will stop at nothing to have Bourne eliminated.

Again with the help of CIA agent Nicky Parsons (Stiles), Bourne sets off across the entire expanse of Eastern and Western Europe, the UK and ultimately New York in a desperate bid to retrace his past and unravel the secret that is was his life.

A brilliant finale to an enthralling, action-packed trilogy.

****

SHOOT EM UP

(Roadshow)

Director: Michael Davis.

R-rated action, 86mins.

Stars: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti, Stephen McHattie and Greg Bryk.

Mr Smith (Owen) is an enigma.

A violent, aggressive and always irritated man, Smith is hired to deliver a new-born baby to a seductive prostitute, Donna Quintano (Bellucci), who just happens to have a lactation fetish. But little does he know, the baby is the target of a contract killer, Hertz (Giamatti), who with the help of an entire army of hitmen from a rather suspect organisation, will stop at nothing to kill the child.

There are plenty of villains, and plenty of high- octane action sequences in this surprisingly dark yet comedic offering from former indie film-maker Michael Davis.

Giamatti shines as the ultra-intelligent family man-cum killer, while Clive Owen is brilliant as an unlikely hero with a fetish for beautiful women, fast cars, and guns of any description.

TOP FIVE RENTALS

1. Die Hard 4.0 (M) Action

2. I Now Pronounce You Chuck

And Larry (M) Comedy

3. The Simpsons Movie (PG) Comedy

4. License To Wed (M) Comedy

5. Premonition (M) Thriller

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